Al Green on Abortion

Last Updated : Aug 10, 2010

Summary

Congressman Al Green does not address abortion on his campaign or official websites. While in office, he has voted against a law to make it illegal to transport a minor across state lines for the purposes of an abortion without the consent of the minor's parents, against a law to make a separate crime when a fetus is intentionally harmed in a crime, and against a law to require that a mother be made aware that the fetus may feel pain in an abortion.

Voting Record

Amendment - Planned Parenthood Funds

In February of 2011, the House passed an amendment to prevent the use of funds by Planned Parenthood. Al Green voted against an amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

Al Green voted against an amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act

In December of 2006, the house attempted to pass the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006. The act sought to require an abortion provider who knowingly performs an abortion of a child who has reached 20 weeks or more to inform the woman of (among other things) the probable age of the child, and obtain the woman\'s signature on the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Decision Form. Despite the support of most of the Republicans and 40 Democrats, the measure failed to pass in roll call 526. Al Green voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

Al Green voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.

Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006 created a set of requirements for a doctor performing an abortion. These requirements included informing the mother as to the age of the child and informing the mother that the child could experience pain during the procedure. The measure failed 250-162. Al Green voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

Al Green voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006

Child Custody Protection Act

In September of 2006, the House passed the Child Custody Protection Act 264-153 and sent the measure back to the Senate. The CCPA was slightly different than the Senate version and did not pass the Senate. Al Green voted against the Child Custody Protection Act.

Al Green voted against the Child Custody Protection Act.

Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

In April of 2005, the house passed the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. The measure sought to amend the federal criminal code to prohibit transporting a minor across a state line to obtain an abortion.The measure passed the house in roll call 144, but no vote was taken in the Senate. Al Green voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Al Green voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Laci and Connors Law

The unborn victims of violence law was also called Laci and Connor\'s law. The law stated that anyone who harmed a fetus in utero was guilty of a seperate offense, provided they knew the victim was pregnant and intended to harm the unborn child. The bill was supported by most Republicans and oppossed by most Democrats in a 254-163 vote. Al Green voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Law.

Al Green voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Law.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1964; Freedom of Choice Act - Cosponsor

To protect, consistent with Roe v. Wade, a woman's freedom to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, and for other purposes.

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